• Ag Cab Lab

    Engage and inform the general public through a hands-on learning center in an actual farm cab that simulates driving experiences on a farm, engages the consumer and answers consumer questions.

    Ag Cab Lab

    Wisconsin State Fair
  • Wind Energy
    S.E.N.D. Trunk

    Wind Trunk

    Wind Energy S.E.N.D. Trunk Developed by the Great Plains STEM Education Center in partnership with the North Dakota Heritage Center. This trunk uses the Heritage Center's Suitcase

    Exhibits for North Dakota (S.E.N.D.) model and a STEM approach to provide hands-on teaching and learning opportunities for wind renewable energy education in a North Dakota context.

    S.E.N.D. Trunk

Moodle Google @ GPSEC

The Great Plains STEM Education Center (GPSEC) provides professional development programs for K-12 teachers and administrators, and promotes high-impact, effective learning opportunities for students. GPSEC also seeks to establish connections with businesses and industries that recognize the need to prepare high school graduates to be career- and college-ready, equipped with essential problem-solving and communication skills.

Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments. With over 10 years of development guided by social constructionist pedagogy, Moodle delivers a powerful set of learner-centric tools and collaborative learning environments that empower both teaching and learning. The Great Plains STEM Education Center at Valley City State University recognizes the great potential of utilizing Moodle's core design functionality as a way to provide interactive tools for teachers to use with their students, as well as for teachers to use themselves. 

The social constructivist design of the software aligns well with the center's goal of helping teachers help students develop 21st Century Skills - in the 21st Century - which no doubt will involve online and computer-based interactions.  However, at the same time, it's often the overwhelming prevalence of computers in most students' lives that is a factor in limiting development of these skills. Moodle software seeks to overcome this.

Secondly, Moodle provides tools necessary to create any form of math-based study, homework . . . click to read more